APS Fund

The APS Fund needs your help! The primary academic activities of APS -- the Annual Meeting and the Journal -- are self-sustaining. Yet, there is so much more that we are doing and we need to do more. APS is in a position to make medical care more humanistic by educating future generations of clinicians about psychosomatic medicine and facilitating the application of our research findings in direct patient care. In the past 5 years, we have fostered the development of medical student interest groups, sponsored the Visiting Scholars program, provided small grants for research at General Clinical Research Centers, given travel awards for promising young investigators, and supported APS presentations at other medical societies. For the continued success of these types of initiatives, we need your financial support. We look forward to you contributing to our cause.

To make your tax deductible contribution you can Click Here or mail a check (payable to APS) to:

APS Fund
6728 Old McLean Village Drive
McLean, VA 22101

Learn more about the fund by clicking here: The APS Fund (PDF)

APS Fund Donors
Why I contributed to the APS Fund

"The American Psychosomatic Society has been an intellectual home for me. I love what the Society stands for, the outstanding quality of the journal and the Annual Meeting, and the people in the Society. I have donated to the APS Fund because it will help the Society to extend its reach and have an even broader impact on the future practice of medicine."
-- Richard D. Lane, MD, PhD

“My earliest memories of learning about others' research and thinking about my own were formed by reading Psychosomatic Medicine and attending the APS annual meetings, beginning, if memory serves, in 1968 or 1969. APS has nurtured me throughout my career, and I am happy to be able to help it continue to perform this function for others, young and old.”
-- Redford B Williams, Jr., MD

“The APS fund is an essential part of the growth of psychosomatic medicine. Our membership dues pay for direct member benefits, but to grow we need additional support. As a senior member of the APS, I have benefited from the journal and my contacts with members over the years. Now, I am more than happy to give something tangible back to the APS so that it can grow into the future.”
-- William R. Lovallo, Ph.D.

“I was very willing to contribute to the APS Fund when I became aware of the need of APS for additional funding. I am particularly supportive of the APS efforts that encourage young people to pursue their research interests, encourage them to attend scientific meetings, and give them the opportunity to meet with senior investigators.”
-- Jean Endicott, PhD

"APS is one of the premiere scientific organizations committed to empirical approaches to advancing knowledge and ultimately practice."
-- Paul Costa, PhD

"Psychosomatic medicine as represented by the APS is a truly integrating field to put findings together obtained in different disciplines and is thereby preventing that the human being is subdivided in unrelated parts. This endeavor needs strong support."
-- Friedhelm Lamprecht, MD

"I contributed because APS has some worthy programs that inform professionals and the public about the importance of the psychosomatic thinking for understanding health and disease. These programs depend on funding from the APS Fund."
-- J. Richard Jennings, PhD

"Steve Locke, Jimmie Holland and other APS leaders have developed the flow of research and insight that led to Integrative Medicine, now clearly the future of medicine(as we reported on the cover story of a recent issue of Spirituality & Health)."
-- T. George Harris

"I joined APS in 1976 when I was a fellow with George Engel in Rochester. He was very instrumental in my career development and APS was clearly a part of it. Over the next 28 years I have developed and maintained strong relationships both socially and professionally. APS is a major part of my life. It is on the cutting edge of research and education in the field."
-- Doug Drossman, MD

"I've been a member of the APS for about 47 years and continuing my membership provides the pleasure that one can only get tilting at windmills. I continue to think we have major contributions to make to teaching and the science and practice of medicine, and I even believe that someday mainstream medicine will recognize our offerings."
-- Robert Berkow, MD

"Contributing to the APS gave me the opportunity to participate in honoring and perpetuating the memory of Dr. Herbert Weiner who had a major impact on the scientific development of the Society and the field. At the same time, my contribution would help provide reinforcement for the research efforts and continuing commitment of young investigators to psychosomatic medicine and to the APS."
-- Robert Ader, MD, PhD

"I donated because I value the education and outreach efforts of APS. I think this is a critical extension of the scientific contributions made by the Society. I always enjoy the meetings and have benefited from the guidance of senior members, so it was an easy decision to give back."
-- Steven Barger, PhD

"I believe that the Physician who is trained in Psychosomatic Medicine is more likely to deliver humane medical care. In diagnosis his first obligation is to detect organic disease but in addition to that he should elicit the emotional overtones and their effects on the bodily systems of any illness with which he is confronted. He should be able to explain the illness and its effects better to the patient and offer care with more sympathetic understanding. In short, he will be a more complete physician."
-- John R. Caldwell, MD

"The APS is unique. No other organization really has a multidisciplinary membership that truly looks a biopsychosocial variables that contributes to health and disease."
-- Thomas Wise, MD

Paul D. MacLean Award

The American Psychosomatic Society has established the Paul D. MacLean Award for Outstanding Neuroscience Research in Psychosomatic Medicine. Paul MacLean was a physician whose visionary neuroscientific research career at Yale Medical School and NIMH was inspired by his recognition of the importance of emotion in clinical medicine and everyday life. In 1949 he hypothesized that psychosomatic disorders arose from an impairment in communication between the limbic system and neocortex. This annual award is intended to honor Dr. MacLean and promote the line of research that he created on emotion, the brain and physical disease. Nominations should include a 500-1000 word supporting statement, the nominee's C.V. and three representative reprints. Individuals may self-nominate.

The primary selection criteria are: 1) Outstanding neuroscientific research (human or animal); 2) Advances knowledge directly related to Dr. MacLean's hypothesis regarding altered cortical-subcortical interactions affecting physical disease outcomes or mediating processes (e.g. autonomic, neuroendocrine, immune) that can be directly linked to disease outcomes. The awardee will be given a plaque, an honorarium and the opportunity to give a plenary lecture at the American Psychosomatic Society (APS) Annual Meeting. The deadline for nominations is November 1. Applications should be sent to info@psychosomatic.org. For more information about APS and the annual meeting, please visit www.psychosomatic.org. Inquiries may be sent to info@psychosomatic.org.

To make your tax deductible contribution you can Click Here or mail a check (payable to APS) to:

Paul D. MacLean Award
6728 Old McLean Village Drive
McLean, VA 22101

Award Committee
American Psychosomatic Society
6728 Old McLean Village Drive
McLean, VA 22101